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"outfront" next. as we quickly approach the fiscal cliff, president obama issues a new proposal to congress. plus, one week after the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut, communities across the nation and around the world pay tribute to the victims. and the national rifle association speaks out for the first time since the attack. it proposes a controversial plan to prevent similar mass shootings. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm soledad eye brine in for erin burnett. "outfront," lowering expectations ten days before we fall off the fiscal cliff, and there is still no deal in sight. tonight, president obama urged congress to broker a scaled-down deal. >> i just spoke to speaker boehner and i also met with senator reid. in the next few days i've asked
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leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle-class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans, and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. that's an achievable goal. that can get done in ten days. >> yesterday the house speaker john boehner failed to garner enough support from his own party to even hold a vote on his plan to raise taxes for those with an income over $1 million. >> while we may have not been able to get the votes last night to avert 99.81% of the tax increases, i don't think -- they weren't taking that out on me. they were dealing with the perception somebody might accuse them of raising taxes. >> chief white house correspondent jessica yellin, senior congressional correspondent dana bash, nice to see both of you. jess character the president's
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message was very short and sweet and kind of basic. what do you think is different this time around in what he's saying? >> well, what's different is it's less than two weeks until the new year, the president's about to leave for hawaii in less than 15 minutes he leaves the white house, soledad. and congress is going to be gone for christmas too. and there is no more effective motivator for capitol hill than pressure and they have it right now. what the president has done today is he's laid out a scaled-down version of a fiscal cliff deal. you know, keeping tax cuts in place for 98% of americans, extending unemployment insurance, and laying out a plan, a down payment on a promise to do entitlement reform. and then he also made a pitch to the american people to only blame republicans frls no deal. so it's a two-pronged attack that he makes right before taking off on vacation. so right now, you know, the plan is basically to keep the pressure on. and we know both sides are
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planning to come back at some point after christmas and try to get something worked out. but no overt optimism coming really from the aides on either side right now. and we'll see, soledad. i'll tell you, folks right now are planning to make new year's eve plans here -- here in washington, d.c. we're not so sure we're getting out of town in the end. >> they should be plans you can be cancel. dan na, jessica says pressure is a great motivator. talk about pressure on speaker boehner, couldn't get enough support from his own party for his plan. what does that mean for any kind of bipartisan plan that they might be working out? >> it really does illustrate how difficult it is going to be for democrats to even achieve what the president laid out, a detailed-down version. why? the speaker himself said a couple of times today that he believes that the reason why he didn't get even the majority of his caucasian does to support
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him was because of a lot of difficulty voting to raise taxes. voting for anything that can be perceived as a tax increase. well, what the president is talking about, even a scaled-down version, is devil raysing taxes. and raising taxes on people making $250,000 or more. at least household. so that's going to be difficult to do and that's why reality check here, talking to democrats and republicans, it seems they're going through the motions, that they're going to talk about talking when they get back, they'll get back from the holiday, and at this point, both sides are saying that they are pretty confident we're going to go over the fiscal cliff. >> the president i thought had a weird moment in his remarks where he started talking about everyone should go and have eggnog, have some christmas cookies, and then think about what they're going to do before they think about coming back to doing some kind of a deal before we go over that cliff. we're talking about ten days there. do you really think there's time for all that?
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>> there's time to get a deal done. there's always time in washington. because if they want to -- in they want to get it resolved, they will. that's what we've learned. there's not a whole lot of it. but the expectation is on, say, maybe the 27th, they will have -- if they have a negotiated deal quickly, they can ram it through the senate, if it can be done, turn it over to the house, try to resolve something by the 31st. it could be right down to the wire. you and i could be on-air with dana at 11:00 on the 31st. >> jessica yellin and dana bash, nice to have you with me tonight, appreciate it. tim carney as senior political columnist for "the washington examiner." matt lewis as senior contributor for appreciate your time. let's start with you, tim. speaker boehner couldn't even get enough of his own party's support for what he was proposing. so strategically, i'd like to know what was the entire point
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of that? and since he couldn't do that, what does that mean for any future maneuver he's going to try? >> i spent today talking to some republican members and republican staffers. and they did question his strategy. they said, why are we trying to pass a bill that has what they consider to be an implicit tax hike? in other words, let the top tax rates expire, go up to bill clinton's 39.6%? why pass that when we know harry reid will kill it in the senate or obama will veto it? why go out on a limb and abandon the idea that republicans never allow a tax hike for something that's just going to be an attempt at a strategic thing? the reason they thought it would fail was because it would involve trying to what i meblamf we went over the fiscal cliff, and republicans don't think the media would accept that narrative. you know better than i would how the media would react but that was the feeling on the republicans' part, they couldn't successfully pin obama with going over the cliff. >> i never speak for the media, i speak only for myself, and i
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don't know. it's going to depend. you have a column in december that said, john boehner, cat herder. i was thinking the cats got the better of the speaker. what do you think that means for his future? does he remain as speaker? does someone else come in and take over because it's an indication he can't control his own group? >> well, it certainly wasn't a vote of confidence. i think, look, john boehner was right, he gave that press conference today, he said, you know, people like me, something to that effect. it's true. . i talk to congressmen, they like boehner, the problem is they don't respect him enough to listen to him, they don't fear him. and it's kind of sad, if you think about it. there's a structural problem that i think is sort of implicit here. but the conservative base doesn't trust the republican leadership. therefore, the republican leadership is never given the leverage to compromise, therefore the american republican sees republicans as stubborn. it's horrible pr. but just imagine being john
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boehner. son of a barkeeper, a bar owner, you want to be speaker of the house your entire career, you want to be like sam rayburn, tip o'neill, have all that power. then you become the speaker and your own team doesn't even pass the bill that you want to pass. it's got to be horrible for him. >> i heard criticism from republican members that maybe they could have played it better. even after he made the decision to pass plan "b," there wasn't a lot of outreach to say, what can we do, what are your concerns? there were conservative republicans who wanted some amendments to be voted on the floor, they were told no, you're not getting these amendments. this is the way it is, you follow me. and that wasn't the kind of way that tom delay, back last time republicans had a majority, when they wanted to win a vote, they would start $, two weeks out, what do we need to do? working with every member. if you're there late at night on votes, delay's serving you pizza. also he had harder measures to win over votes. but there's a lot of idea that
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the current whip operation, the leadership, doesn't have the skill to win over wavering votes. >> we'll see what happens, ten days and counting. thanks for being with me, appreciate your time. "outfront" next, the nra speaks out for the first time since the sandy hook shootings. it proposes adding armed guards to school. a long-time newtown resident comes "outfront" to reflect on the tragedy and tell us how the town is mourning. >> >> heading into one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. we'll tell you how the extreme weather we're experiencing could delay your trip even more. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance.
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our second story "outfront," armed security guards in schools. one week after the sandy hook massacre left 20 children dead the national rifle association is speaking out for the very first time. the organization's executive vice president called today for
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a multi-faceted safety program to keep america's schools safe from gun violence. and it's not a plan surprisingly that involves guns. >> what if, when adam lanza started shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school last friday, he'd been confronted by qualified armed security? >> "outfront" tonight, mark glaze is the director of the group mayors against illegal guns. steve doolan of the michigan coalition for responsible gun owners. he's having technical problems, we'll bring up his shot in just a moment. mark, you heard from the nra a real focus not so much even on guns, really talking about mental illness, they talked about tracking people who are mentally ill, they talked about pretty much everything, you know, not about taking away guns, but adding more guns. what did you make of their news
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conference today? >> you know, as somebody who's watched the organization for a while, my dad was a licensed gun dealer in colorado, i know a lot of nra members, it was a really surprising performance. the nra is usually quite smart. then again, they've never been under pressure like this. it struck me as incoherent and bordering on detached from reality. talking about things lapierre gets paid a lot of money to talk about on a regular basis. it was not the time to say things even nra members don't believe. nra members are not the washington leadership. they're two very different things. nra members want commonsense gun laws. the washington leadership fights very hard against them. you're going to see that rift widening after today's weird performance. >> here's a bit what was he said from his news conference toy, wayne lapierre. i called congress to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this designation, to do it now to
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make sure that blanket safety is in place when our kids return to school in january. is there any research or evidence that in fact arming security guards, arming teachers, arming administrators, would be an effective solution here? >> no. there's no research that says that putting more firearms in the hands of trained or untrained professionals in a shoot-out is going to make anybody who's sitting around safer. but there's lots of evidence that it won't. let me tell you a couple things. first of all, in my home state of colorado, at columbine there was a deputy sheriff there, there was another security guard nearby, they were not able to stop what happened. i can tell you the international association of chiefs of police said earlier today they thought it was about impossible as a budgetary matter and unwise as a public safety matter to think the way you're going to stop the epidemic of gun violence that is killing children my son's age is to put more guns into the situation. >> let's get to steve doolan
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from the michigan coalition for responsible gun owners. he's joining by phone. you heard what wayne lapierre had to say. i was surprised. i've got to be honest with you. that he didn't tackle any of the things that have been pitched over the last week, really, about controlling guns, changing gun laws, in any way, shape or form. >> well, i have to say when i heard wayne's proposal, and i watched it on television like everyone else, and i don't speak for the nra, i thought, how can anyone disagree with the idea of putting an armed police officer in every school? it seems to make perfect sense to me. it seems plainly logical. >> one of the things he also said was there should be some kind of a database of people who are mentally ill, which i find it interesting, because certainly as you know, folks really don't want to keep a data base of people who are buying weapons or track those guns in
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general. that seemed to be completely contradictory, steve. >> well, we do have the national background check system in place now. the states report correctly those folks who have been adjudicated to be a danger to themselves or others. it seems to work pretty well. so i understand there's a terminology issue. one of the things i do is teach a class called gun control seminar. and my law students write papers every term. many of those papers over the years have been about the fact that the category of mental illness is very poorly defined but generally there's agreement, i'm not a mental health professional, but the research says there's general agreement mentally ill people as a group aren't necessarily dangerous, it's a subset of folks who actually have been found to be dangerous. and the way the system works right now is if a court determines that an individual is a danger to him or herself or
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others, then that person is disqualified from purchasing a firearm. >> as you know, there are tremendous loopholes in those background checks. there are plenty of people who are able to buy guns and don't have to go through a background check. mark, let's go back to you. what do you make of this proposal that wayne lapierre put on the table about folks, and i agree with steve, i'm not sure how he was defining mental illness and how you'd even know who was mentally ill, how you'd keep a database, if that would violate anybody's right to privacy, what do you think of that proposal? >> well, it was an odd one that we'd not heard before, so we haven't had a chance to analyze it. but a couple things are important i think. the first is that we already effectively have, as the other guest from michigan said, the national instant criminal background check database, which includes the names of people who are so mentally ill they have been declared a danger to themselves or others or involuntarily committed to treatment.
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those are the people, not people with run of the mill depression, or other kinds of mental illnesses, that many of us suffer at one point or other during our lives. those are the people that we want to stop from getting guns. but the second thing is, you know, to suggest that, you know, in a state like michigan which almost, within a hair's breath, just implemented a law that would have eradicated that state's reasonable system for background checks for people wanting to buy guns online that passed and got to the governor's desk for signature before he vetoed it, a bill that would have allowed people to carry concealed weapons in day carries and schools like the one my kids attend, places of worship. it's astonishing what the nra thinks it can get away with and the way it bends over backwards to become more and more extreme so that it has a reason to continue raising $240 million a year, paying wayne's $1.4 million salary, propping up the gun industry. >> i would gus both steve and
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wayne lapierre -- go ahead, steve. i would say wayne lapierre's point was sort of that, i don't think hi would think it was astonishing at all. >> no, it's really important things going on here. the bill that passed in michigan, sb-51, sponsored by one of my fellow board members, would have allowed those of us with concealed licenses to carry in the list of places that are curtly off-limits to us legally. they're called pistol-free zones in the current law. but we know that's not true. the other thing that's really important to note is that this is -- at mish gal level and most states, this is a grassroots effort. i get paid nothing for doing what i do. we have two part-timers who do full-time work and get paid a small amount. we don't make money off of this. we sincerely believe that the way to increase safety is to allow responsible people to defend themselves and defend
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others. >> when you look, steve, at a case like the shooting of gabby giffords, that was not a gun-free zone, there were people who were armed. something like 34 seconds a shooter was able to kill a lot of people. and people ran over, some of them armed, and came in. one of the guys who was able to later apprehend the shooter almost shot the wrong guy and he talked about how he was waved off and almost shot another person, then he helped tackle the shooter. seems to me this could be not only fraught with problems, that kind of strategy, arming everybody, but also you could see killing innocent bystanders. >> well, i don't think anybody's proposing arming everybody. we're at just over 4% to 5% of the noninstitutional it'sed population in michigan has concealed licenses. that seems to be holding relatively steady the last couple of years. we have 10 years of history -- >> that's not the whole picture. >> -- showing excel pulmonary record. we are very law-abiding.
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ten years of reports from the michigan state police showing that very responsible people. we are not the ones to worry about, obviously. because we are the law-abiding folks. >> soledad, if i can break in. >> i'm going to let you hop, in mark. go ahead, we'll give you the final word tonight. >> here's what the national rifle association is doing. we're in fact not worried about people like steve. but please understand that in a number of states in this country, you don't have to have -- you don't have to pass any test, you don't have to know anything about a gun, you don't have to have a background check to carry a concealed weapon. if the nra got its way it would pass its top federal priority which would allow people who could get a permit from any state in the country or didn't have to have a permit, or happen to live in states that hand them out like candy, and they would be able to use that permit to carry a concealed weapon in any city, in any community, in any place in the united states, including new york city and times square, where we actually have very strong laws. so we're not worried about, you know, people carrying concealed
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weapons where the state has made a decision that some people can do that. that's not what the nra is cog. they want almost everybody to be able to carry almost anywhere and the disasters are adding up. they end up in things like connecticut. >> mark and steve, joining us by phone, thanks to both of you, appreciate your time. still "outfront," extreme weather causing huge delays as we head into the busiest travel weekend of the year. we'll tell you what that's going to mean for holiday travel plans. one week after the deadly mass shooting at sandy hook, communities across this country are honoring the victims. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health
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our third story "outfront" tonight, a blizzard that hammered the midwest this week might be winding down but it's causing holiday travel headaches to ramp up. cnn meteorologist alexandra steele has more on how rough travel could get. >> it has been incredibly rough travel the last few days and tonight's no exception. you are looking at the 6,000 aircraft that are currently in the sky above us trying to get home for the holidays.
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a lot better than the other 500 airport delays and cancelations we had yesterday. so things are moving tonight, although we have had delays, especially in the northeast. laguardia and newark and post have been two of the big areas, delays 1 to 3 hours. long delays tonight continue in the northeast, a lot of that wind-related. most of the rain has left, even as far northeast as boston. winds gusting 30 to 40 miles per hour. san francisco, it's been a tough go for you. if you're watching from the airports we've had 3 to 4-hour delays. rain, low visibility, fog. that will continue in san francisco. the hardest-hit areas, tomorrow and sunday. for the northeast for tomorrow, windy and much cooler. temperatures precipitously drop, 50 in boston, we drop into the 30s but it will feel colder. quiet in the northeast and midwest for sunday, the biggest
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stormy spot will be on sunday, will be the west coast and along the west coast. so here's a look at the weekend travel picture. here's the storm exiting the country, exiting the northeast. tomorrow, clearer skies but cooler conditions. the winds hold on tomorrow. temperatures dropping into the 30s and 40s. you're looking for snow. western great lakes, it's actually lake-effect snow. that will move down. buffalo, rochester, erie, between 6 and 12 inches of snow. that's the story in the northeast. but to the west will be the big travel troubles on sunday. again, from seattle all the way to san francisco, the rain and the wind will slow things up. not only today, tomorrow, but for sunday in the west as well. ahead, one week after the deadly shooting at sandy hook elementary, communities across the country gather for a moment of silence. tonight, we'll talk to a long-time newtown resident how the community is coping. four students who survived a
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welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start the second half hour of our show with other key stories we're watching tonight. president obama officially named senator john kerry as his nominee for secretary of state to succeed hillary clinton. kerri became a front-runner for the job after the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, withdrew her name from consideration last week. during the announcement the president indicated kerri's senate career makes him more than capable for the job. >> in an extraordinarily distinguished senate career and as chairman of the foreign relations committee, john's played a central role in every major foreign policy debate for nearly 30 years. as we turn the page on a decade of war, he understands that we've got to harness all elements of american power and ensure that they're working together. >> secretary clinton wasn't present for the announcement. she's still recovering from a
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concussion. but in a statement she said that kerri is an excellent choice. north korean state media is reporting a u.s. citizen has been arrested in north korea for committing an unspecified crime. they say a tour guide entered north korea more than a month ago, was eventually detained after evidence was uncovered of some sort of crime. this comes ten days after a u.s. official said an american with a similar name was detained in the country. washington has not confirmed if it's actually the same man. an "outfront" update to a story we brought you last night, russia's lower house of parliament has adopted a bill that bans americans from adopting russian children. 45,000 u.s. adoptions came from russia over the last 12 years. the bill now goes to the upper house of russia's parliament for a vote next week. if it passes there, president have a lat mere putin will ultimately either pass or veto that legislation. it's now been 505 days since the u.s. lost its top credit
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rating. what are we doing to get it back in the stock market doesn't like washington's fiscal cliff fight. all three of the major indices closed lower today by nearly 1%. our fourth story "outfront," a day of mourning. one week after 27 people were shot and killed in newtown, connecticut, communities across the nation paid tribute with a moment of silence. the tributes began at 9:30 this morning, the same time those first 911 calls came in to report the shooting last friday. firefighters stood solemnly in the rain as they paused to remember the 20 children and six adults who were gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. more than two dozen states had a moment of silence and lowered their flags to half staff. traders on the floor of the new york stock exchange stopped work for a minute before the opening bell. president obama paused to reflect in the oval office.
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from washington, d.c. to miami to california, bells rang fare each life lost at sandy hook elementary school. at the episcopal church in newtown, connecticut, the bell tolled 28 times. one time for each life lost, including the shooter's. as the people of newtown cope with how this tragedy took place, investigators continue to search for the why. what motivated 20-year-old adam lanza to go on a mass killing spree? cnn's susan candiotti joins me now with the very latest. nice to see you and have you with us this morning. is there any better sense on the part of investigators about what was adam lanza thinking? what was going through his mind? >> that's what we would all of course like to know. of course, investigators have been working very hard on all of this nonstop. so far, there is very little
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indication that he had much of an online presence, for example, did he flag his intentions to anyone online? did he play any online games with anyone? did he tell anyone what he was thinking about? these are the things they're trying to figure out. remember, they're still trying to work very hard to retrieve evidence from that hard drive. fbi working hard at quantico to try to piece that smashed computer back together again, to try to retrieve as much information to find what websites for example he might have visited. what about toxicology tests, what about friends he may have spoken, to given a sense of what he was thinking, his intentions or his plan? as you know since the beginning we've tried to find anyone who would call themselves a friend of his, certainly in recent years, we just haven't found any. authorities have been interviewing friends and family
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of the mother. certainly they must have talked to a doctor, if there was a family doctor involved, to find out was nancy lan zat mother getting any help? was she trying to take care of her son on her own? was he in fact getting any counseling for anything? was he on medications? if so, was he taking them? of course that very thing in the end was what we hoped to find out when those toxicology reports come out in a few weeks? >> lots of focus on the mother. obviously she's deceased so that's part of it. not as much on the father. are they interviewing him as well? >> yes, they have from the start. he put out a statement saying he was fully cooperating. we presume as well the older brother, ryan, also is cooperating with authorities. and certainly there are relatives in other states. to give some insight. but we have no indication about how recently the father had been in touch with him, or even his brother. >> susan candiotti, things for this investigation. you've been on it since the very beginning, appreciate that. newtown said good-bye to five more people today.
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funerals were held for psychologist mary sherlach and rachel davino. also 7-year-old grace mcdonnell and olivia engel and dylan hockley. in newton tonight on this one-week anniversary, it's nice to have to have you with us, we certainly appreciate it. the moment of sigh lebs was very beautiful and powerful. sometimes i wonder when people have been through a tragedy, is it helpful to folks who are mourning or just another moment that writes it all back? >> everyone celebrated that moment around the country. but we have been celebrating or having those moments of silence, celebrating is the wrong word. we've been through so many moments of silence in our
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churches, our synagogues. i've been to countless funerals this week of people who i knew well, people i grew up with. people, my children knew. and there is -- the moments of silence are -- they're deafening. i can't tell you how many we've had. at 9:30 today, there was a moment where we could all connect. all breathe deeply. and also realize it's only been a week. it's felt like a year, frankly. so few of us have had any sleep. have eaten properly. have been able to focus on the sort of good things in might have. prepare for christmas. it's been like nothing i've ever reported on. >> i can imagine it's going to be like that for quite a while. how did the kids respond to the moment of silence? they are back in school. i know that's been really rough for a lot of the kids. what was that like? >> yeah. so many of the teachers have been so incredibly great. the way they've just put a brave
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face on everything. my 12-year-old ethan has gone back to the middle school after being in lockdown on friday, being out on monday. then hearing all the information and finding out about all his peers, his peers who have lost loved ones, siblings. you know, this week, they just -- i'm just so amazed by the dedication of the teachers. and i know friends of mine who are teachers who come home and they just cry. they've been in it during the school day, trying to put on a brave face, just as they did when they had these kids on lockout on friday. today a lot of them broke down. this is a moment where they had to connect at 9:30 through all the schools. it was hard. even for the kids as well. they've been going -- the town has been great. the teachers have been great. but you know, they have to connect and realize the pain and suffering that so many of the people that they go to school with and live with are going through. >> it's interesting. i was so impressed by how
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gracious and jen rules people in town were to media. honestly, we're camped out on lawns and backyards and we have cable everywhere. people are constantly asking us how we were doing, were we okay, which i really appreciated. what do you think is the healing process going to be for newtown? >> it's going to be a long one, soledad. it's great that the people -- i think people realize that you and -- body, i'm in the media and i'm a newtowner. they realize this is a human issue. this isn't partisan, this isn't media. we all felt something here. something totally changed across the country and we happen to be at the epicenter of it. it's going to be tough for the town. the families, you know -- i can't even begin to understand what it's going to be like. the town is rallying. i moved here when i was 2, in 1969. moved back, left when i went to college, moved back here to raise my children.
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and i can tell you the community is rallying. those of us who were fortunate enough not to lose people close, close, close towels have been putting together -- just trying to feed people, trying to make sure there's some sort of infrastructure for when -- in particular, i'm involved with newtown united, a group trying to put together essentially an advocacy infrastructure for when they want to talk. they want to move the conversation. the national conversation to where i think a majority of people in america want it to go, on all matters related to gun violence. it's going to be there for them. and there's so many things like that that are happening, whether it's a memorial for the children and the educators, all that's going to happen. this community is going to rally around and support these people in any direction that they want us to go. >> and outside the community too. lots of support. robert cox writes for reuters "breaking views," and he's also a newtowner. "outfront," next, student
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our fifth story "outfront" tonight, minnesota's red lake high school knows the horrors of violence. seven years ago a shooting at the red lake reservation school claimed the lives of at any students, a teacher, and a security officer. this week four students from redlake drove 32 hours from minnesota to connecticut to show the community of newtown that they're not alone. poppy harlow spoke to the students. ♪ >> reporter: they're calling it a trip of healing. >> i'm sad for the ones that lost their children. >> reporter: minnesota's red lake high school knows the horror newtown, connecticut, is feeling all too well. it was only ago when a school shooting on the red lake reservation took the lives of five students, a teacher, and a security officer. >> we have never seen anything like this in the history of our tribe, and without doubt, this is the darkest days in the history of our people.
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>> reporter: wounded in the shooting, lance crow feared the worse. and it did. so they came. survivors from red lake and others supporting them to let newtown know it's not alone. >> we went through the same thing. we know what everybody around here is going through. >> whitney, justin, lea, and ashley all survived the red lake shooting but lost their friends. they drove 32 hours straight to get here. to give this to newtown. >> a dream catcher. feathers around it. it was passed on to us from columbine high. >> from one tragic school shooting to the next, and then here. >> it just shows that we care about them just like columbine cared about is. there's hope at the end of everything. >> it's hard to describe in words theeft they made to come so far. they didn't skype their message. they came in person. >> the little thunderbirds told
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us about spending the day with newtown students. singing for them -- >> i want them not to be mad or sad and to be happy. >> courtney, why are you here? >> to support them and the kids and their families. >> it means a lot because i feel bad for the people who lost their kids. >> their message simple and clear. >> our hearts are with you. we carry a message that our families are as one. >> their hope, that this never happens again. what do you guys want to say to this community? >> i love you guys. >> i love you guys? >> we just want to be together, and we don't -- at one point, we'll probably all see each other again. >> i think you're right. >> in a different world.
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one week ago today, 27 people were killed in newtown, connecticut. they were parents, teaches, sons, daughters. and anytime anything happens like this, it's easy to get all caught up in the policy and the politics of all the issues that surround the tragedy. and while those discussions will no doubt continue for many weeks to come, for tonight, we tught it was important to honor those who were lost. >> dawn hochsprung, principal. mary sherlach, school psychologist. victoria soto, teacher. anne marie murphy, special education teacher.
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laur lauren rousseau, teacher. rachel davino, behavioral therapist. charlotte bacon, 6 years old. daniel barden, age 7. olivia engle, age 6. josephine gay, age 7. ana marquez-greene, age 6. dylan hockley, age 6. madeleine hsu, age 6.
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catherine hubbard, age 6. chase kowalski, age 7. jesse lewis, age 6. james mattioli, age 6. grace mcdonnell, age 7. emilie parker, age 6. jack pinto, age 6. noah pozner, age 6. caroline previdi, ag